Guided by Eric Reynolds
Deep Sea Nearshore
Captain Eric of Key Largo, Florida founded his charters based on a long tradition of family fishing. With a strong passion and genuine respect for the natural wonders of South Florida's Florida Keys, Captain Eric relishes the opportunity to show you and your group what it's all about!
Captain Eric grew up fishing the South Florida backcountry, reefs and offshore fishing spots since before he can remember. His father, a retired Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Officer, enjoyed spending time on the water with his family and passing along the local knowledge needed to become one of the top anglers in South Florida.
After winning countless tournaments in Miami, Key Largo, Islamorada and the Bahamas, Captain Eric decided to turn his passion into a profession. His charter allows Captain Eric to share his amazing experiences fishing Key Largo with guests from everywhere.
Captain Eric specializes in reef and offshore fishing in Key Largo and the surrounding areas, and loves hosting families with kids onboard his Reel Deal Fishing Charters.
Offshore fishing in Key Largo focuses on the hunt for Sailfish, Marlin, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Sharks, Barracuda, and several other species. Offshore fishing charters generally entails trolling the edge of the outer reef just off the coast of Key Largo. Captain Eric and his crew utilize multiple different types of baits, from lures and frozen baits to live bait. Frozen baits best attract Dolphin in Key Largo, while live bait is a favorite for Sailfish and Marlin. The team also utilizes kites at times, which is always a blast to be a part of.
While fishing out of Key Largo is year-round, target species is definitely seasonal. Summer and fall months bring large schools of Dolphin ("Mahi Mahi") to the offshore waters of Key Largo. Large Wahoo and tasty Tuna are also very common during the summer and fall seasons. Winter is when the Billfish arrive with spectacular live bait action! It's tough to beat reeling in a 100 lb Marlin as it dances above the waves.
Captain Eric and his team are dedicated conservationists and practice “catch and release” when landing all Billfish to ensure all generations can enjoy the thril of releasing these marvelous creatures.
In addition to offshore fishing, Reef fishing out of Key Largo offers another action-packed charter fishing experience. Along the coast of Key Largo lies a chain of natural reefs. Captain Eric likes to reef fish in Key Largo at depths between 5’ and 60’, normally in calmer waters thanks to the reef's protection. These crystal clear waters are home to a wide variety of fish; with over 500 different types of species to catch, you never know what you might be reeling in in this world-class fishery!
That being said, common catches include Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Yellowtail, Barracuda and more. A variety of sharks can also caught prowling the reefs off Key Largo. The intense power of these apex predators can tire out the best of 'em.
Families with kids get to learn about each species as Captain Eric and his crew try to share their knowledge with all of their fishing charter guests. Whether you are 5 years old or 100, this charter will show you “the catch of your life”!
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Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! The offshore waters of Key Largo are perfect to chase after some of the prized big game fish that Florida is known for. No matter your fishing experience, Captain Eric will lead you to some impressive catches! On these 6-hour (3/4-day) adventures you will fish the deep waters off of Key Largo where you’ll target a variety of serious fish such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. You might even see some Snapper and Blue Marlin! You'll be targeting these fish using a variety of methods including light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, kite fishing and jigging. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - many of these fish put up a big fight! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by twin Yamaha 425 HP engines, this vessel will get you to the deep waters with time to spare! She comes equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. Captain Eric will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day! Read More
Swordfishing in Key Largo is an exciting and unique experience. The Florida Keys are home to some of the best Swordfishing in the world, and Key Largo is the perfect place to enjoy this amazing sport. Daytime charters are the best way to see these magnificent creatures up close. What is so special about daytiming is that you can see the fish jump and thrash out of the water; the colors are magnificent and you actually see the fight. On this 8-hour Swordfishing adventure, you will be trolling the edge of the outer reef just off the coast of Key Largo. You will be using live bait to target the Swordfish that inhabit these waters. You might also get bites from Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, and sharks along the way. Captain Eric practices “catch and release” when landing all of their Swordfish to ensure all generations can enjoy these marvelous creatures. Captain Eric's boat is the perfect vessel for a successful day of Swordfishing in the Florida Keys. At 35 feet long, this Contender center console has plenty of space for you and your gear, and with 850 horsepower from its two Yamaha 4-stroke engines, it has the power to get you to the Swordfish grounds quickly. The boat is also equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box, so you have everything you need for a successful day on the water. Captain Eric will provide all of the rods, reels, tackle, licenses, and live bait that you need. All you need to bring is some food and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day's catch. So come aboard and test your skills on what promises to be an exciting and exhilarating day of Swordfishing in the Florida Keys! Read More
Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! Captain Eric is determined to help you catch your personal best. No matter your fishing experience, he will lead the way! On these 6-hour (3/4-day) and 8-hour (full day) adventures you will fish the reefs of Key Largo between the water depths of 5 and 60 feet. You’ll likely take home a cooler full of Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Barracuda, and more. You might also catch a few sharks. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - you'll feel the intense power of this apex predator as you reel it in. This charter is also family-friendly! Captain Eric and his crew thoroughly enjoy sharing their knowledge with the little ones on board. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console equipped with two Yamaha 425 HP engines. She is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. She can accommodate 6 anglers. He will also provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day! Read More
Had a blast today. Extremely professional, reliable, knowledgeable. Will definitely book again with Capt. Eric
The captain has an amazing high-end boat full of high-tech equipment. Despite the waves, the boat ride was comfortable. Captain Eric put us on the fish and throughout the whole experience he was professional, helpful, and great fun! Will absolutely do it again when we get back to the keys!!
Choppy seas beyond the reef meant a half day inside the reefs. Such a treat catching snapper, grouper, yellow jack, and shark. Eric did an awesome job, has a beautiful setup and made our trip. Highly recommend you book a trip
Captain Eric is clearly very knowledgeable of the area, having spent so much time there. He knew exactly where to go and how much time to spend at each spot, so anyone who fishes with him will surely catch something! This was definitely the highlight of our vacation overall, and I highly recommend Eric to anyone going to Key Largo. He makes sure his guests are entertained, as well doing as everything with the highest quality, in order to ensure customer satisfaction. Definitely planning on using his charter services next time we go to Florida! …
Fabulous day! Captain Eric had plan and put right on the fish. What a great experience, everyone had a good fight and landed some great fish. Many Thanks
I have been on a lot of charters, Captain Eric far exceeds any other charter. This will be a more than 1 time charter, highly recommend Captain Eric.
Water was very chopping but Eric made overall experience enjoyable! It was like fishing with a friend, Captain Eric was personable and extremely knowledgeable! Even tough the weather wasn’t favorable we were able to catch some Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna. Would highly recommend Captain Eric and will be using him again when visiting Key Largo!! …
I am a florida resident with alot of fishing expirence. I have been to costa rica, caymen islans and pananma. With expierence of many charter boats. I can say erici is a professional. He displayed the knowledge of how to catch fish and displayed the determinatoin to satify his customer. We agreed to a late start we started 1030 came back at 630. Full day. He was was very obseravate and found birds and always had his eyes where always open looking for currents weed lines and trees. These where things we discussed earlier. I understand fishing sometimes is not catching. .Eric did not disappoint me .He went above and beyond most charter fishermem. When we are on our way in and time was really up we came upon a tree where we pulled out totwo more large mahi mahi along with the swordfish . In toatal we caught 12 dolphin and 1 swordfish .and 1 baracudda. I can say he definitley earned his money e goes out of his way to put you on fish. I did not post all the photos. I do highly recommend Eric he is the best charter in the keys . thanks eric i will return to learn yout expertise in sword fishing inthe future. …
Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, Yellowtail Snapper
Bottom Fishing, Deep Dropping, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Kite Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling
Deep Sea, Nearshore
104080 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Key Largo, Duck Key